The Ker-rai (creek) that runs through Lambton Park will be a Clean Up Australia Day site on Sunday 7 March. Lambton Residents Group chose to register the site due to the accumulated rubbish that can be seen along the creek-line.
Clean Up Australia Day is truly an environmental success story. It was started by avid sailor the late Ian Kiernan. Ian was shocked and disgusted by the pollution and rubbish encountered in the oceans of the world. What was started thirty years ago, by an “average Australian bloke” who had a simple idea to make a difference in his own backyard has now become the nation’s largest community-based environmental event.
Australia’s waste challenges can’t be solved in just one day, so over the past three decades, Clean Up Australia has evolved into an organisation that works with community, government and businesses to provide practical solutions to help us live more sustainably every day of the year.
Today the focus for Clean Up Australia is as much about preventing rubbish entering the environment as it is removing what has already accumulated.
If you are free for an hour or two on Sunday 7 March and would like to take part in Clean Up Australia Day locally just go to https://www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au to register.
The Lambton Ker-rai Creek at Lambton Park crew will meet at 9am near the picnic tables under the trees opposite Lizzotte’s.
Other local sites which can be found on the Clean Up website include Kotara Train Station and District Park Tennis Club at Broadmeadow.